My taste in rings has changed over time. My digits have seen it all from shiny plastic to precious metals. My collection varies in sizes and styles, but I currently like matching different textures and colors, even (brace yourself) silver AND gold! The five displayed above are the current set I switch around and wear everyday. I have had the Claddagh Ring, traditionally the Irish wedding ring, since I was about 13 years old. My obsession with it began after watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, though I continued to wear it as I respect the symbolism in its design (hands for friendship, heart for love, crown for loyalty). The organic look of the leaf ring is exquisite. I acquired the rest of this current crop of rings overseas during my travels through Asia. I love how both the vintage turquoise and Luster rings have a mystical look to them, as if they have power. The rabbit ring is unique to the Kasukobo store in Shibuya, made in-house and 100% special.
Occasionally, I like to throw in some of my favorite costume pieces. My two most recent pieces are from Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton.
I bought this "Y-Mail" ring a few days after I bought my Easy Bag. It just seemed like a logical purchase as the store was closing and it would never be this discounted again.
Not all of my rings are silver. I like mixing gold in every now and then, which is not very easy to do. More and more of the handbags I fall in love with have gold-finish hardware, so it seemed likely that I would get a gold ring. The Louis Vuitton Martelé Ring is made of hammered brass pieces, including 3 engraved nail heads. I love it!
I fall in and out of love with wearing jewelry. I have a strange dislike for things on my wrist so bracelets/cuffs/watches are almost always out; I have a huge collection of necklaces that I sometimes wear; but rings have always been a staple in my wardrobe. Rings are the one form of jewelry that has been constant. There is nothing worse than losing one! I feel naked if I forget to put them on when I am running late.